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O'Hora reveals player power caused exit

Aug 1, 2021 18:08 By Dave Hooper
O'Hora reveals player power caused exit O'Hora reveals player power caused exit
Diane O’Hora from Mayo and Clanna Gael Fontenoy GAA club in Dublin is presented with her Coaching medallion by LGFA President Marie Hickey during the Learn to Lead – LGFA Female Leadership Programme graduation evening at The Croke Park Hotel. The Learn to Lead programme was devised to develop the next generation of leaders within Ladies Gaelic Football. Photo: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
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A number of senior players approached Roscommon LGFA Brendan Cregg regarding O'Hora

Former Roscommon ladies manager Diane O’Hora has revealed that player power resulted in her departure as manager of Roscommon ladies.

Roscommon LGFA announced on Friday morning that O’Hora had resigned as senior team manager.

In an exclusive interview with Shannonside Northern Sound revealed

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“Brendan Cregg the chairperson sent me a text message basically telling me I’d lost support of the majority of the team” explained O’Hora. “The majority of the team had lost all trust in as manager and he was sorry to be the bearer of bad news".

“One of the other players had mentioned how there was a secret meeting where a numbers of senior players had met with the chairperson”.

“Ultimately I was left in a position I could go with dignity” added O’Hora, “I wouldn’t walk out a team, I’m not like that, I was going to be sacked anyway”.

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“The best thing I could do was resign”. O’Hoara revealed she was aware of unhappiness in the Roscommon ladies camp.

"Often it came up during the week, that some players had an issue with taking up new roles in the team” revealed O’Hora.

"You can’t really pick a team on other player’s limitation that they feel they have. Other players are saying they have no confidence to shoot" O'Hora expalined. "There might be another young girl on the team who says I’ll give it a crack, or their performing brilliantly at training".

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"Then other girls are saying they’re not fit enough for midfield. You have to pick a team based on a peoples strength’s rather than other people’s limitations".

“There was a cohort that was unhappy. My job was to treat everyone fair and equal” added O’Hora.

When contacted Roscommon chairman Brendan Cragg stated he had no further comment to make.

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